12 Don't Miss Arkansas Albums From 2016

12 Don't Miss Arkansas Albums From 2016

This shouldn't be considered a substitute for being in the room when Dangerous Idiots hurl hard truths into the crowd via three or four solidly played chords, but the sound is engineered carefully enough to be a suitable stopgap. What's more, frontman Aaron Sarlo's lyrics cut closer to the bone than ever. [The Arkansas Times]

Album Review: Dangerous Idiots - Dangerous Idiots

Album Review: Dangerous Idiots - Dangerous Idiots

There is a sense of immediacy to Dangerous Idiots sound that perhaps makes it come off a little shallow, or even angsty. However, for those willing to spend some time amongst the fuzzy riffs, clattering drums, and raw, three-part harmonies, there is a surprising amount of lyrical depth and poignancy. [Reviewed Music]

Dangerous Idiots - Dangerous Idiots [Album]

Dangerous Idiots - Dangerous Idiots [Album]

Closer, ‘Sad,’ meanwhile, with its technicolor vibes, single instrument, and Aaron Sarlo’s voice really make it stand out. I think that Dangerous Idiots slower numbers display where their talent lies, but there always seems to be that obligatory bit of distortion thrown in for good measure. [AltSounds]

Dangerous Idiots Release Debut Album

Dangerous Idiots Release Debut Album

Can I Get a Role Model’ is one of the album’s stand-out moments. A muted guitar lead kicks off the song, a story of the lack of role models in today’s world, before a tidal wave of distorted guitars stampede in… ‘Dangerous Idiots’ is a blast of an album — well-crafted, catchy tunes played by veteran, professional musicians who don’t take themselves too seriously. [Sync Weekly]

Exclusive: Dangerous Idiots - Dangerous Idiots

Exclusive: Dangerous Idiots - Dangerous Idiots

Can I Get a Role Model’ is a flashback to the good old days when real pop punk was on the rise. The song sounds like it’s having a jolly good time, but is instead trying to get across the band’s opinion of a failing society… These songs are anthems for rock and roll losers everywhere. [We Are Unseen]

This Musician Is No Idiot

This Musician Is No Idiot

That cleverness is perfectly displayed on ‘Can I Get a Role Model,’ a song that, at first, seems a bit cheeky and sarcastic, but upon further listen opens up to reveal something much deeper… It’s a perfect mix of goose-bumps-inducing sincerity and pure pop-rock ear candy, roaring from a simple introduction to become a gloriously loud and ballistic anthem. [The Arkansas Democrat Gazette]

Dangerous Idiots - Album Review

Dangerous Idiots - Album Review

Dangerous Idiots’ is a master-class in Rock ‘n’ Roll expertise. It’s a whistle-stop tour of the Rock ‘n’ Roll badlands, but there is no map, only your instinct as your compass and a long dusty road ahead of you. The American trio, has taken the core elements of Rock, Punk and Pop, torn them up, mix them together and applied them to tape to create something familiar yet exciting at the same time. [We Were Promised So Much]

The Dangerous Idiots - Dangerous Idiots EP

The Dangerous Idiots - Dangerous Idiots EP

Like no other album I’ve listened to, they make their intention known from the very beginning track in such an obvious and blunt way. From the moment you hear ‘Are you tired of all the bullshit?’ that leads into their track, ‘He who has the information is the leader,’ it’s clear that this is no ordinary band, nor album. It’s more than lyrics, it’s a statement. [Chris McKay]

The Arkansas Times To-Do List

The Arkansas Times To-Do List

Debuting live on Friday, Dangerous Idiots brings together Techno Squid Eats Parliament veterans Aaron Sarlo (lead vocals, guitar) and Shayne Gray (drums) with Trusty's Paul Bowling (bass and vocals). If all their songs are as good as “Less for You,” a strange and sinister pop burner, this is going to be a band people talk about. [The Arkansas Times]